Altair HyperWorks - Powerful and Efficient Simulation Solutions
June 15, 2021

Altair HyperWorks - Powerful and Efficient Simulation Solutions

Billy Wight | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with HyperWorks

Our company provides mechanical engineering and product development services for a variety of industries. We use HyperWorks as our primary analysis and optimization tool, most notable for our FEA and CFD analysis needs. The suite of software addresses nearly all of our simulation requirements and it's nice to have all the necessary tools in one package.
  • All-inclusive software suite
  • Wide breadth of capabilities and custom scripting
  • Highly efficient and scalable solvers/computation
  • User interface is improving, but not always intuitive; varies across tools
  • Steep learning curve
  • Cost may be out of reach for some, but relatively inexpensive if you need all the tools it includes (vs. paying for each tool individually)
  • Broad range of applications
  • Powerful and efficient solvers
  • Highly capable solutions with more versatility than competitors
  • Powerful optimization schemes
  • An all in one solution keeps costs down if you need multiple analysis capabilities (FEA, CFD, MBD, etc.)
  • Analysis work supports our other engineering/design work we wouldn't otherwise receive
  • Fast and efficient solvers leads to higher throughput
HyperWorks is far more capable than SOLIDWORKS Simulation offering more simulation solutions for more accurate analysis. The solvers are also more efficient so you get results faster and reduce time to market.

Do you think HyperWorks delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with HyperWorks's feature set?

Yes

Did HyperWorks live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of HyperWorks go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy HyperWorks again?

Yes

Engineering firms and companies with needs for multiple disciplines of analysis capabilities on a regular basis will benefit from HyperWorks. Companies with short term engineering needs (less than 6 months) or who only need a particular analysis/simulation discipline may be better off using a consultant (who likely uses HyperWorks).